KATHMANDU, Dec 29: A book discussion on "Importance of BRI and BBIN for South Asia' was organized by the Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) in the capital recently.
Academics, diplomats, researchers and economists highlighted the importance of Belt and Road Initiative and BBIN sub-regional group (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal) for smaller countries of South Asia as they promote connectivity in the region.
During the discussion held on Friday, speakers said that there seems to be some betterment of ties between the two Asian giants China and India in the recent times.
The experts opined that the China-initiated BRI and India-led BBIN are implemented so that there is win-win situation for all.
The book is published by Consortium of South Asian Think-Tanks (COSATT) in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS), Dhaka.
On the occasion, Dr. Nishchal N. Pandey, the director of the CSAS informed that the book is a proceeding of the conference on the same subject held in Dhaka earlier this year and that this unique publication will also be available online.